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Published Feb. 7, 2023 7:51 p.m. ET

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A dog in desperate requirement of care was discovered abandoned throughout freezing temperature levels, south of Brantford on Sunday night, and is simply among the numerous cases of abandoned dogs, according to Animal Control because location.

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Diesel, a micro American bully, was very first identified on Villa Nova Road, near Waterford and later on taken into Hillside Kennels Animal Control and dealt with for malnourishment, dehydration and frostbite on his ears, nose and cheeks.

“He’s really sweet but he’s scared because this has obviously been traumatic for him,” said Cassia Bryden, a Hillside Kennel animal control officer who said she was shocked to see him cold and alone.

Diesel is among the most current cases of dogs that appears to have actually been discarded in the Brant, Norfolk and Oxford county locations.

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“I’m finding at least one dog a weekend coming in, in a not good state – thin, matted, stained with urine, long nails,” said Bryden. “People just dump them and there is really no excuse for that.”

Bryden said when she brought him into the kennel in her arms he did not roar as soon as, descrbing him as “shy, calm, frightened and mild.” 

Tracey Gibson and Maddy Riddell are the owners of the Innerkip-based kennel that offers animal control for cities like Brantford. Gibson said they have actually assisted about 20 “dumped dogs” over the last number of months along with more than 100 dogs which were given up into their care.

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“We had two Dobermans that were dumped [which were] skinny, skinny, skinny. We had three little dogs dumped in Paris. We had two Rottweilers that we picked up and another Rottweiler that was hit by a car that was killed that we picked up,” said Gibson.

Gibson said these dogs were most likely bought throughout the pandemic and the duty and cost of care might have been excessive for the owner.

“The dog starts being destructive because they just are used to people being home and now they’re gone or they walk them more and they’re going at people or going at other dogs,” she said.

The kennel said anybody no longer efficient in supporting their family pet needs to connect for assistance.

“The shelters everywhere are full and we really do need to focus on the dogs that are falling through the cracks in Ontario,” said Bryden.

Bryden said dogs at the kennel will become set up for adoption if the owner does not step forward.

As for Diesel, Bryden said he has a foster home lined up. The hope is that the foster home will adopt him however if not, he will be adoptable to the general public around May or June. 

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